Panama is home to 14 species of owls, 59 species of hummingbirds, and 20 globally-threatened bird species. Some of the other bird species of Panama include Albatrosses, Jacanas, Sandpipers, Kingfishers and Thick-billed Finches. The most popular bird in Panama to photograph is the Resplendent Quetzal. See more in our Nature Lovers-Birdwatching tour.
Day 1 - Arrival at Panama City's Tocumen International Airport. After leaving customs and baggage claim, you will be met by a personal driver who will take you to your hotel, Country Inn & Suites Amador.
Day 2 - Early morning pick-up at your hotel for a drive to Panama City's Albrook Domestic Airport. Here you will take a one hour flight to Panama's third largest city, David. Enjoy a bird's eye view of Panama City's skyline, beautiful mountains and the Pacific coastline. Private transport will take you to the beautiful town of Boquete. Enjoy the afternoon touring a local farm and trying to spot birds with a local guide. Overnight in Boquete.
Day 3 - Spend the day with an experienced birding guide spotting Panama's Quetzal, Emerald Toucanet, Volcano Hummingbird, and several other species in one of the pristine National Parks near Boquete. Take as long as you wish to view and photograph birds, flowers, and the rainforest vegetation. Tour includes expert bilingual guide and lunch.
Day 4 - Spend the day in Palo Seco National Forest, one of the most undiscovered birding havens in Panama. Palo Seco is a unique natural forest that is the home of several native bird species and wildlife. Stay in the Fortuna Nature Reserve at La Finca Suiza.
Day 5 - Another day of birding at Palo Seco and exploring the trails in the Fortuna Forest Reserve. Overnight in Finca La Suiza.
Day 6 - Guests can spend their last morning in Chiriquí viewing birds. Private transport will escort you to David airport to board your flight to Panama City in the afternoon. Relax during a 2-night stay at the County Inn & Suites Amador.
Day 7 - Enjoy a guided tour of one of the world's best birding sites near Panama City, the Soberanía National Park. This 55,000 acre park is about 45 minutes from Panama City. Bird lovers can view an abundance of bird species such as toucanets, woodpeckers and sirystes among other wildlife such as two-toed sloths and iguanas. The best bird watching is along the historical Pipeline Road. This 24km (15 mi.) abandoned road is now a walking pathway for nature lovers. Along this path also lies the Rainforest Discovery Center that has a 40 meter observation tower where you can spot a variety of birds in the canopy of trees and by the lake.
Day 8 - Private transport will take you to Panama City's Tocumen International Airport for your return flight home.
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